Day 1: Did you know that it’s dark out at 6am?
(with a Christmas candle in it because my mom thinks they’re for year-round)
“The first day isn’t that bad. It’s the second day that makes you want to die…” Alice warns.
Evening – get a ride home with Daddy. Would have been faster to take the train.
Day 2: Did you know it’s cold and rainy at 6am? (sometimes)
Umbrella? Check. Coat and boots? Packed: whereabouts unknown.
Evening - resist the urge to buy beer on the platform.
Day 3: Did you know that it’s even darker at 5:30am?
Leave the house at 6:35 to be at work at 8:30.
Evening – train home smells like a urinal cake, which is preferable to alternatives.
Day 4: Snoozed 3 times.
Complete thought: Penn Station is bad for your mental and physical health.
Evening – take the 7 train the wrong way one stop. Sounds about right.
Day 5: Don’t act like your’e doing me any favors, Friday.
Just can’t get excited about Friday today; it was too hard-earned.
Evening – train cancelled. Do not resist the urge to buy a beer.
But first have to go to this ATM that will definitely not steal my identity.